Happy New Year! Congratulations, we made it through 2020. That year was so long and full of events that it felt like three years instead of twelve months. When I was thinking about the resolutions that I wanted to make, I knew I wanted to set realistic goals that would truly benefit me, not just trivial ones that are fun to do. I sat down, wrote down some ideas, and finalised my resolutions just before the New Year. Without further ado, here are my New Year’s Resolutions!
Get More Sleep
Ever since getting my nine to five job, I have had to adjust my sleep schedule. On average, I get just over seven hours of sleep on a work night. One of my biggest resolutions is that I should get more sleep so that I won’t be sluggish in the mornings and I would get the health benefits of getting more sleep. A realistic goal is for me to be in bed ready to fall asleep by 11pm. That way, I could be getting up to thirty more minutes of sleep during the night!
Make Mindful Choices
After finishing my last season of collegiate volleyball, I enjoyed making choices that I previously wasn’t able to make due to my athletic obligation. I was able to bake more freely and consume sweets that I hadn’t before. Now, coming into 2021, I would like to set the realistic goal of being mindful of my choices. While eating sweets taste good, they aren’t the best choice for my body or my health. My resolution is to make better choices.
It’s no secret that I love reading like no other. Recently, on book social media, I found out that people have journals dedicated to their book reading! They keep track of how many pages they read that day, the summary of the book that they’re reading, their ratings, and more. I think that’s such a wonderful idea (I already have a four-pronged spreadsheet dedicated to my books) and I know that I would use it! I placed the order for the journal last week and went to Michael’s to grab the necessary supplies. Starting today, I will be able to log all of my books!
I am fortunate enough to have a consistent pay check. I have set pay days by my employer and I can budget accordingly. In 2021, I want to have a dedicated portion of each pay check going into my savings account. I haven’t decided on what percentage of my check will be put aside, but I do know that I want to have a realistic and attainable amount to save each month. If I could put enough away and let the interest accumulate, it could be a decent rainy-day fund.
These are my biggest goals and resolutions for the New Year! I’m truly excited about 2021 and can’t wait to see what this year has in store. This is my first New Year without returning to university after winter break and I have to admit, it feels a little weird. I’m enjoying being out of college, but all of the “firsts” of being an adult are still surprising. I’m also looking forward to sticking to my resolutions! What are some of your resolutions? Let me know down in the comments. And, as always, thank you so much for reading!